This is a juicy memoir set in Norfolk. Of course I liked my FREE review copy.
Dee Oliver recounts how she met and married an undertaker, was widowed young with three small girls, and eventually started working at a black funeral home. So you can see how this would generate some comical situations.
There were multiple times I had to physically set down this book because I was giggling so hard. I read it in two nights. I’m going to have my mom read it, and Mary and Rebekah. Maybe not in that order. It’s entertaining.
And it’s useful—the back of the book has a bunch of helpful advice for offering consolation after a death, dealing with grief, and recommendations for information to pull together NOW for your spouse in case heaven forbid something awful happens. Not to be morbid, but I’ve asked Chris to help me with this before his next long deployment.
The only reason I’m rating this book four instead of five stars is because it doesn’t really conclude—it’s real life, so it just ends. I’m left with a lot of questions, questions the author herself would probably like to have answered. Maybe that’s not a fair reason to withhold a star, but there we are. Life’s not fair, as you will learn, amusingly, from this excellent book.